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Lucian Build Guide by Ebug8215

Middle [9.6] Crit is Back! (Lucian Mid S Tier)

Middle [9.6] Crit is Back! (Lucian Mid S Tier)

Updated on March 21, 2019
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Runes: Normal Runes

1 2
Press the Attack
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace

Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


Threats & Synergies

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Greetings Summoner

Hi, I am TooCancer1 also known as ebug8215. I am here today to give you my personal take on Lucian mid. I am silver 5 though I do like to play off meta builds. I like to play League for fun. I hope you have a fun time getting some freelo.
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UPDATE: I have been truly amazed at what this site is capable of and all the people on it. I would like to extend a personal thank-you to each and every one of you for being able to put my guide in a positive light. Again, thank you all so much!
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How to Play

When you start try not to die at all and farm up until you can buy Rapid Firecannon in full. If you die begin building to RFC. Remember to keep up wards. Once you finish building that, start building Berserker's Greaves. Once you finish that try to get a B.F. Sword as the first item in your Stormrazor build. This is one of 2 power spikes you get. Finish up Stormrazor and begin to build a Duskblade of Draktharr. This is your second power spike. Particularly engage against a squishy with your e with the Duskblade of Draktharr passive on. This usually results in a 1 shot or at least half health gone (on a squishy). The next item you should get in Infinity Edge. You will need this for bonus true damage against tanks. Begin to finish your build with Youmuu's Ghostblade and Edge of Night or Black Cleaver (Dependent on how many tanks there are). Once you finish your build you are a force to be reckoned with. As long as you are good at sidestepping cc or abilities you will survive for a while enough to delete most anyone.
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Nomal Runes

Hi, first you start off with Press the Attack! This assists in extended trades and heavier poke in lane. This pushes your opponent away from the wave so you are able to gain farm with smaller amounts of pressure. Second, you are going to bring Triumph. This will assist for ganks against you as it will restore some of your health, giving you enough to survive ignites and in some cases finishing pushing out the wave. Third is Legend: Bloodline. I am going to be completely honest and say this build doesn't have enough lifesteal. With each kill you get from your enemies you will gain lifesteal, this will assist you in the long run of sustain, whether it be from getting camped, or simply from the poke of your laner. Finally under the Precision rune tree you will take Coup de Grace. This assists you in finishing people off with your ultimate. It simply just gives you increased damage the lower your enemy's health is. Starting with the Domination rune tree! First off you need to take Sudden Impact. Lethality is the majority core of this build. Simple enough when you use your E, it will give you a small increase of lethality for a short duration. This is effective for getting two extra hits in with increased armor penetration. To finish off this rune build you will take Eyeball Collection. This will assist you in gaining slightly more damage and is really effective in the early game. For your underlying runes you will take 2 Adaptive Force and 1 of whatever adaptive matchup you will be in. Health against tanks, Armor against AD/Assassins, and Magic Resist against AP champs.
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8.23 Runes

Hi, TooCancer1 here again with the new runes update! I customized this to benefit Lucian mid in every way possible. Dark Harvest was my first rune because of Lucian's Q, W, and R. This build reflects this greatly and gives you so much more damage on your core abilities allowing you to delete your enemies quickly. Moving on to Sudden Impact! This gives you quick damage in 2v1s when you use your E. Target whoever is squishiest and then you are able to 2v1 with the damage that it gives you! Third Eyeball Collection! This provides assistance in gaining a power spike for kills. This rune gives you much more adaptive AD allowing you to burst. Next we have Ravenous Hunter which is useful for health sustain in lane. Triupmh gives you extra sustain after kills. Coup de Grace is used to provide extra burst in lane.
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Pros / Cons

The pros of this build gives Lucian the ability to become one of the hardest hyper-carries in the entire game. I have played against so many champs while using this build to the point where there are just a few champs I need to play against. Lucian is really squishy though and that is why Legend: Blood Line comes into positive effect. This gives you sustainability throughout the game giving this build slightly more power than my old build. This gives you the ability to sustain from getting bursted. The Rapid Firecannon gives you the range needed to prock an empowered Duskblade which takes more than half of most champ's hp bars. Another negative is that you are prone to slows and stuns if your E isn't up which is crucial when you are squishy so if you need to get a QSS.
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Okay, this section is all about the item build and the reasoning for it. Starting off with Rapid Firecannon. This item is crucial for ranged poke against aggro laners, this will also come in handy later in your build. Second item would be Berserker's Greaves just for the attack speed and pretty self-explanatory. Third is Stormrazor. Crit is another crucial core chance in this guide. Infinity Edge gives you the ability to burst before Duskblade of Draktharr even comes into the equation. Fourth comes Duskblade of Draktharr of course. You would of course want to prock this, so you would wait in bushes or enter one that isn't warded to burst your enemies. If you take a look at the current buffs on you, you would see how the Duskblade of Draktharr buff is on you and if you enter a bush that is warded this passive will start to tick down so this is useful for not getting caught out. Fifth comes Youmuu's Ghostblade to assist in chasing down your enemies and gaining attack speed as well as getting more lethality. Finally this is the difference of items. Feel free to choose any of the final items I recommend for you. Black Cleaver is used against tankier teams, Edge of Night is used for more squishy deletion, and Blade of the Ruined King is used for the slow, crit, and attack speed.
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First wave you want to get the backline minions low so you can use your q to farm them. In lane if you have to use your e or q to farm try your best to use it rarely because of your need for mana sustain in lane. Try to get as much farm as you possibly can before backing for the first time, but don't overextend and get yourself killed for it. Try to have an extended laning phase until you get Rapid Firecannon and/or Berserker's Greaves. Gangplank will try his best to poke you down to force you to back as well or even Sona just for example.
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Lucian and his Current State in the Meta

Hi, TooCancer here again, I notices how Lucian dropped down to the very bottom of the rankings in the adc role. I also noticed how he also fell through the mid lane ranks as well. My goal with this guide is to help put Lucian back into the meta because he is a fun and unique champion. I hope Riot does something to help bring him back soon (especially after the e nerfs). Lucian just got moved to a strictly mid lane champion until he is buffed again. His adc is weak until really late in the game. Mid lane Luc is the best Luc at the current moment.
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Patch 8.2 and How it Affects Lucian

8.2 was a big change for a lot of the game especially towards the support role. Many items were removed or revamped. However amongst all these changes is included a nerf to Coup De Grace and Triumph. Coup De Grace's damage was decreased from 9% to 7% which affects Lucian's ability to burst effectively with his ult to secure a kill. Triumph's granted gold was also decreased, but it can make a difference in a back thus it is crucial. I shall be testing new Lucian runes and builds to determine if I can make him more effective than he currently is.
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Patches (Buffs and Nerfs) [8.13]

8.11: Welp, this is a big one. We all knew it was coming. The whole meta is changes. Changes for the items will be in the item list as well as here.
IE priority has been lowered to a 5th item
Stormrazor has been inputted as a must-have 3rd item
Essence Reaver has been added into the Late-Game item pool

8.13: Lucian Nerfed. AD growth ratio was nerfed and R's farming ability (damage to minions) was nerfed. No real changes to items, so all is well for now.
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Tips and Tricks

Welcome to the Tips and Tricks Chapter! This was personally requested, so I decided to make one to assist you in getting better at Lucian.
    The first tip is all about your E timing. Since it is on a long cooldown try not to use it unless absolutely necessary. For example, if the enemy flashed to the side of your ult simply reposition yourself with your E. You can use this to dodge ults, high damage abilities, and ganks as well!.

    The second tip is knowing when to apply pressure. If you are getting camped it is better to result in a passive lane, however, if you are up against for instance Orianna, repositioning is crucial in this lane and it is good to apply pressure after her shield is gone. For melee champs with little to no gap closers, simply just poke them out of lane whenever possible.

    The third tip is using TP properly. When it comes to this build Teleport is an extremely crucial spell. Do not waste TP if your wave is pushed up, or if you choose to roam simply do not waste it on something such as a lane with a pushed wave.

    The final tip I have to offer at the moment has to be mana sustain. Your abilities do cost a good amount of mana, even if you are applying pressure only use your abilities if you can take out 3+ minions or off your opponent, or unless absolutely necessary until you get past your boots. Staying in lane and getting your items a core priority of this build.

I hope you enjoyed this short list, and I will update it as time goes on! GLHF ~ Ebug8215
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Okay I have gone over pretty much everything you should know about Lucian mid lane. I would like to congratulate you for reaching the end of this guide and taking the time to learn Lucian in the mid lane. The rest now is how YOU can use this. Whether it be properly or not is up to you. This is the most powerful hyper-carry build I could muster. This has been TooCancer1 wishing you the best in your future endeavors in your LoL career.
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